Associated factors and consequences of late preterm births: results from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort.

  title={Associated factors and consequences of late preterm births: results from the 2004 Pelotas birth cohort.},
  author={In{\'a} da Silva dos Santos and Alicia Manitto Matijasevich and Mari{\^a}ngela Freitas da Silveira and I{\^a}ndora Krolow Timm Sclowitz and Aluisio J. D. Barros and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and Fernando C.F. Barros},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  volume={22 4},
Although neonatal and infant mortality rates have fallen in recent decades in Brazil, the prevalence of preterm deliveries has increased in certain regions, especially in the number of late preterm births. This study was planned to investigate: (1) maternal antenatal characteristics associated with late preterm births and (2) the consequences of late preterm birth on infant health in the neonatal period and until age 3 months. A population-based birth cohort was enrolled in Pelotas, Southern… CONTINUE READING


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